Learn More About Debbie Kitchin and
Other District 2 Candidates

Stay up to date with the latest news and broadcasts about the District 2 City Council Campaign. We will keep this page updated as new articles are written, new podcasts are recorded, and more information becomes available.

PDX Black Rose Podcast, hosted by Alex Gebreab

February 14, 2024
In this episode of the PDX Black Rose Podcast, Debbie Kitchin joins to discuss her intent to run for City Council in District 2 NE Portland, Oregon.

PDX Black Rose Host, Alex Gebreab talks with Debbie Kitchin about:

  • The new Portland City Council format
  • Her plan to engage and represent with diverse communities
  • Ensuring transparency and accountability in her Council role
  • Addressing environmental and sustainability issues in District 2
  • Building up youth entrepreneurship and leadership programs
  • Handling community concerns and feedback

North Peninsula Review District 2 Candidate Forum, March 6 in St. Johns

February 1, 2024
Six questions were posed to each of the 12 candidates registered at the time the newspaper was printed. Link to the article on the North Peninsula Review website.

Read the article and learn the following:

  • What neighborhood do you live in?
  • Do you have a preferred contact and website?
  • What is your work or experience?
  • Why are you running?
  • Do you support continued funding for the planned RV homeless camp at 10505 N. Portland Rd., and the Peninsula Crossing Safe Rest Village?
  • Do you support the proposed $800 million Parks and Fire infrastructure bond measure and, if so, putting funds toward restoring Columbia Pool?

Progress Portland and XRAY.fm: District 2 City Council Candidate Forum

February 4, 2024

How to Make Sense of the Sprawling City Council Election

October 26, 2023
We’re more than a year out from our next City Council election, but we already have upwards of 25 candidates who’ve declared their intentions to run. It will be the first time that we’re electing a whopping 12 candidates across four districts, so there will be a lot of people to keep track of. Today, Willamette Week City Hall reporter Sophie Peel is here to help us make sense of it all and to highlight a few of the people who will be asking to represent you in your new voting district.

Listen to the podcast.

North Peninsula Review, District 2: Meet the First Candidates

November 1, 2023
As part of the new city government approved by voters last November, the city was split into four districts. Under the new structure, voters will elect three council members to represent each district. Although the election will be held next year, early candidates for District 2 encompassing North and part of NE Portland have emerged. The first two candidates for City Council from District 2 are Debbie Kitchin and David Burnell.

Newspaper PDF, scroll to page 10 for the article

Portland Mercury, Portland City Council Candidates: District 2

November 21, 2023
These candidates are running in the district located in North and Northeast Portland. Author Taylor Griggs.

This page will be updated as new candidates file for election.

Link to Portland Mercury, Portland City Council Candidates District 2 page.

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